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Over 55% of Tourist Beds Now Operational in the Maldives

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Tourism Minister, Dr. Abdulla Mausoom has revealed in a tweet that over 55% of tourist beds are now operational in the Maldives.

Tourism Minister, Dr. Abdulla Mausoom has revealed in a tweet that over 55% of tourist beds are now operational in the Maldives. As of 14th October 2020, 26,720 tourists arrived in the Maldives according to the Ministry of Tourism. Furthermore, the guesthouses in the Maldives has also reopened on 15th October 2020.

According to the statistics by the Tourism Ministry, Maldives has seen an increase in the resumption of international flights. Likewise, with the resumption of guesthouses, tourist arrivals will increase as well. From 1st to 3rd October, the Maldives recorded 1,817 tourist arrivals. From 4th to 10th October, the country saw 3,867 tourist arrivals. Meanwhile, from 11th to 14th October, the Maldives recorded 2,169 tourist arrivals with a daily average of 542 tourists.

Tourist arrivals to the Maldives is further expected to increase with the extension of the PCR Test validity period. This is because the extension is an advantage for those who have to take flights on weekends or on a Monday. Hence, the extension solves the inconvenience of weekend overlap for PCR test results. The entrance PCR test validity period was extended from 72 hours to 96 hours.

Currently, guesthouses outside the Greater Male’ Region are open for tourists. However, the ministry has decided to allow guesthouses in the greater Male’ region to remain operational for domestic tourism (locals only). Or these guesthouses can also operate as transit facilities for tourists. The issuing of the permit for guesthouses is based on the consent from Island Councils.

Also read: Top 10 Tourist Markets Since Border Reopening—As of 14th October 2020

The ministry of Tourism revealed that their prime objective is to make our tourism industry stable once again. Furthermore, the ministry hopes to keep the momentum going whilst making the destination the safest place for visitors. The unique one-island-one-resort concept of the Maldives makes the destination a safe choice for travelers.

Feature image by Amilla Maldives Resort & Residences
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An Invite to the Front Row: SO/ Maldives Grand Opening Party!

SO/Maldives proudly announces the grand opening party of its exquisite runway.

SO/ Maldives is set to host its grand opening on March 23, 2024. This much-anticipated event of the season is titled ‘An Invite to the Front Row’. The event promises a soirée of collaborative elegance for an unforgettable glamorous experience for its guests.

The Grand Opening Party – An Invite to the Front Row

The grand opening party is set to be a feast for your senses. The resort is bringing culinary delights, fashion-forward statements, avant-garde designs and artistic flair. With this, SO/ Maldives invites guests to take a seat in the front row and witness the convergence of global talent and Maldivian charm.

An invite to the Front Row encapsulates the essence of SO/Maldives- a convergence of global excellence set against the unparalleled beauty of our island. We extend an exclusive invitation to our guests to us on this extraordinary journey with incredible collaborations providing them a truly glamorous stay while embracing our DNA, says Jesper Soerensen – General Manager of SO/Maldives.

Experience one of the First-International Fashion Shows in the Maldives with Milin!

SO/ Maldives will unveil its inaugural fashion show, considered to be one of the first international fashion shows in the Maldives. As the island turns into an oceanfront runway, guests can witness the harmonious blend of haute couture and paradisical setting. The fashion show will showcase the swimwear collection debuted by the esteemed Thai fashion house, Milin.

Partnership with Riffath

SO/ Maldives is partnering with local talent Riffath. Riffath is a distinguished Maldivian High Fashion Brand, launching its exclusive SO/Maldives’ Flying Dress Edits. The resort is also teaming up with Timeless Maldives Photo Studio. The resort’s guests are empowered to unleash their inner models for a bespoke once-in-a-lifetime photo and drone shoot, adorned in a gown with an extended hem that gratefully dances in the wind.

Beach Takeover with Veuve Clicquot Champagne House

Veuve Cliquot Champagne House is taking over the beach at SO/ Maldives to bring an exquisite evening. The beach glam-up is done with the Lazuli Beach Club Bar for a memorable night that redefined elegance and indulgence!

Culinary Delights with Chef Dharshan Munidasa

Chef Dharshan Munidasa, a dual Sri Lankan – Japanese heritage chef hailed for his accolades commands the spotlight at SO/ Maldives. Chef Dharshan’s menu is set to redefine conventional boundaries. Guests are invited to enjoy the exquisite flavours at the Ministry of Crab, Nihonashi Blue, and Carne Diem Grill.

To add to this, Jenna Hemsworth, Australia’s most influential and award-winning female bartender also showcases her creativity. Jenna will be taking over the bar to craft expertly curated cocktails.

Musical Bliss with world-class DJs

Guests are welcome to enjoy a series of live performances from world-class musicians and DJs. Groove to the innovative beats of one of the leading Maldivin bands, YJ Hameed Music. The vibes are set to create a rhythm that resonates with the spirit of the island’s spirit. Lydia Sarunrat Deane, a Thai sensation will also be filling the air with enchanting melodies. End the night as DJ Karrouhat from Dubai takes everyone on an electrifying-after party journey.

The Grand Opening Party will be hosted by Matthew Deane, a well-known Thai-Australian singer, model, actor and television presenter.

Exclusive Wellness & Fitness Retreats

Embark on a transformative fitness journey with the introduction of a week-long detox and fun session by Jumping Fitness, an innovative fitness regimen that originated in the Czech Republic. In collaboration with London-based wellness partner salon C. Steller, renowned for its modern approach to wellness, the resort is set to launch new spa experiences that promise ultimate rejuvenation.

Earth Hour

SO/ Maldives invites guests to experience an eco-conscious revelry. Guests are welcome to enjoy the beauty of nature intertwines with the joy of celebration. Witness as the island runway dims, unveiling a beach bonfire beneath the starlit sky. Immense in the rhythmic beats of Maldivian Boduberu and the serene glow.

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